For children’s English training, the first thing to solve is the child’s interest in learning. Many parents say that their children are not as interested in English learning as they used to, and their grades cannot be improved, and they are even bored with English learning. What should we do? How to improve children’s interest in English learning? Take a look at the following content.
Related research shows that children at the age of 3-12 have the strongest language ability, the best plasticity, and are good at imitating. During this period, if parents pay too much attention to what level of English the child should reach, but ignore the correct guidance method, it is easy for the child to lose interest in learning English prematurely.
So, how can I increase my children’s interest in learning English? Parents who are the guide should follow the following principles:
①The principle of fun
When children start to learn English, they usually have an eagerness to try a foreign language. If they can adopt some novel and interesting teaching methods to arouse their thirst for knowledge and make them interested in learning English, they will have a sense of satisfaction after they have learned a daily phrase and a few English words. Will produce a happy mood to experience, thereby generating further interest in learning English.
②The principle of diversity
As the saying goes, “Learning while playing, and playing while learning.” It is the nature of children to love to play, and games are what they are most interested in. If children are interested in English, they will show a positive emotion in the learning process and actively participate in activities.
What should parents do? The following guidance methods are available for reference:
story teaching method
The story is very attractive to children. It has a lively plot and rich and interesting content. Throughout the English content in the story, you can fully mobilize the children’s enthusiasm, focus the children’s attention, promote learning awareness and increase learning interest in a harmonious atmosphere.
If parents can learn to choose and make good use of some original English picture books, and try to create a good language environment for their children, it will be of great help to children’s interest in English.
When teaching “Come in, please.” and “Go out.”, you can first tell the children a story about the bunny opening the door. In the narration, “Come in, please.” and “Go out.” are interspersed among them. The children are interested in this, and they will master them all without knowing it, and they will be deeply impressed.
Situational Education Method
We often find that many children can speak a lot of English, which is fluent and standard, but when asked what this sentence means, they become “dumb”. For example, say to them: “Nice to meet you!” They will immediately answer: “Nice to meet you, too!” but never spontaneously use this sentence to greet others, only when others say to him: ” Nice to meet you!” and then answer others: “Nice to meet you, too!” The phenomenon that they can only speak but not use, in the final analysis is because they don’t understand the meaning of every sentence in English.
In response to this phenomenon, we should actively create situations for children, which should be life-like, and they understand the meaning of every sentence in English in a specific situation. For example: we create situations where we ring the doorbell and visit friends, use English that is directly related to the current situation, supplemented by a large number of actions and expressions, and then let the children open the door and invite friends to play games to consolidate the teaching content in time.
Learning English in this way helps to understand and apply what you have learned. This form can better cultivate children’s ability to comprehensively use language knowledge.
game teaching method
Games can arouse children’s interest in learning English, provide opportunities to make full use of the language, mobilize learning enthusiasm, integrate knowledge into games, and allow children to practice what they have learned in fun games and unconsciously master them. Knowledge, and more importantly, I feel the joy of learning English.
“ears grinding” method
Arouse children Listening to English children’s songs is a very effective learning method. In fact, in the process of English teaching, listening to English songs is often used as one of the ways to improve English comprehension.
When listening to English songs, first let the children choose the English songs they like. Parents can help them find the lyrics that match the Japanese songs and read the lyrics while listening. In this way, you can practice English listening and English reading at the same time. It is one of the very effective methods for children who like to sing.
Many English picture books are also equipped with audio. Parents should encourage their children to listen more and listen repeatedly, so that they will have a better understanding of English reading.
The above learning methods summarized above, I hope it will be helpful to all parents. English learning is a cumulative process, and you must not rush. I believe that parents can encourage and help them succeed in English learning with methods suitable for their children.